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Lot Of Optimism Surrounding Kyler Murray This Offseason

The Athletic's Doug Haller writes that there is a lot of optimism from the Arizona Cardinals this offseason, with the biggest reason being that quarterback Kyler Murray is on the field. Murray was off to the side working with the team's conditioning staff at this time last year while trying to recover from ACL surgery. Murray's recovery affected Arizona's entire season in 2023 after he missed the first nine games. He spent the rest of the year learning a new offense and trying to find his way back, and it showed. An offseason built around Murray should make a difference in 2024. The 26-year-old put in extra work with his receivers on weekends, trying to perfect rhythm and timing. Murray probably isn't going to be an elite passer, especially given the lack of standout options at receiver in Arizona besides rookie first-rounder Marvin Harrison Jr., but his elite rushing ability and upside should give him a solid fantasy floor as a top-10 quarterback heading into upcoming fantasy drafts.

Jun 20, 2024 6:35 PM EST


Optimism Surrounding Kyler Murray This Offseason

The Athletic's Doug Haller writes that there is a lot of optimism from the Arizona Cardinals this offseason, with the biggest reason being that quarterback Kyler Murray is on the field. Murray was off to the side working with the team's conditioning staff at this time last year while trying to recover from ACL surgery. Murray's recovery affected Arizona's entire season in 2023 after he missed the first nine games. He spent the rest of the year learning a new offense and trying to find his way back, and it showed. An offseason built around Murray should make a difference in 2024. The 26-year-old put in extra work with his receivers on weekends, trying to perfect rhythm and timing. Murray probably isn't going to be an elite passer, especially given the lack of standout options at receiver in Arizona besides rookie first-rounder Marvin Harrison Jr., but his elite rushing ability should give him a solid fantasy floor as a low-end QB2.

Jun 18, 2024 2:19 PM EST



Kyler Murray Ends Season On A High Note

In the final game of the 2023 season, Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray showcased flashes of his pre-injury brilliance, completing 22 of 30 pass attempts for 262 yards and a touchdown. Adding 33 rushing yards on five attempts, Murray closed the season on a high note, reminiscent of his dual-threat prowess. The 27-year-old's performance in the last two outings reflected his potential for a bounce-back season in 2024. Following his return from ACL surgery in Week 10, Murray struggled to regain his fantasy stud status. However, if he can maintain numbers close to his recent performances, averaging 241.3 passing yards, 29.7 rushing yards per game, and a 6:1 TD: INT ratio, fantasy managers can anticipate a resurgence from the dynamic two-sport athlete.

Jan 8, 2024 12:50 AM EST


Kyler Murray A Must Start Against Seattle

In Week 18, Arizona Cardinals' quarterback Kyler Murray carries the momentum from a stellar performance against the Eagles into a matchup against the Seattle Seahawks. Completing over 80% of his passes and scoring three touchdowns in a comeback victory in Week 17, Murray showcased his quarterback prowess. While his rushing output was modest, Murray remains a dual-threat force, ranking seventh in rushing yards and red zone carries per game. Despite his recent struggles as a passer, the Seahawks' defense, which has shown vulnerability in recent weeks, presents an opportunity for Murray to exploit. Since Week 12, Seattle has allowed significant passing yards, high yards per attempt, and a notable passer rating. With Murray's ability to capitalize on defensive weaknesses and a track record of at least 20 fantasy points in four of seven starts, deploying him in Week 18 could prove rewarding for fantasy managers. Murray is a QB1 for this matchup.

Jan 6, 2024 2:39 AM EST


"No Doubt" Kyler Murray Is Returning To Cardinals Next Season

Arizona Cardinals head coach Jonathan Gannon said that there is "no doubt" that quarterback Kyler Murray will open the 2024 season later this year as the Cardinals' starting QB. "'Number 1' is our franchise quarterback," Gannon said. Since Murray made his 2023 season debut in Week 10, the Cardinals are 3-4 and just upset the Philadelphia Eagles 35-31 on Sunday. There had been questions as to whether the Cardinals would even play Murray for much of the year while he was rehabbing a torn ACL he suffered late in the 2022 season. Arizona will be looking to build around Murray in this year's draft instead of replacing him under center. With a normal offseason upcoming for Murray, he'll be a midrange QB1 target for fantasy managers in drafts this fall.

Jan 2, 2024 7:03 PM EST



Kyler Murray Throws Three Touchdowns In Epic Comeback

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray engineered a stunning comeback in Week 17, completing 25 of 31 passes for 232 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception in the Cardinals' dramatic 35-31 triumph over the Eagles. Murray's three touchdown strikes found Michael Wilson, Michael Carter, and James Conner, showcasing his precision and playmaking prowess. While his rushing output was more subdued at 24 yards on five carries, Murray's masterful accuracy on his throws was instrumental in erasing a halftime deficit. This game marked a notable improvement in Murray's passing, reflecting positively on his health and overall performance. As the Cardinals look ahead to Week 18 against the Seahawks, Murray's resurgence bodes well for fantasy managers concluding the season.

Jan 1, 2024 3:20 AM EST


Kyler Murray Officially Active Versus Eagles

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (illness) is officially active for Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Murray had missed back-to-back practices before returning in a limited capacity on Friday, but he was trending in the right direction prior to kickoff. Indeed, as head coach Jonathan Gannon suggested on Friday, Murray is feeling better and will play. The young quarterback has impressed over the course of six games this season, accruing 1,305 passing yards, six passing touchdowns, and four interceptions while adding an additional 187 yards and three touchdowns on the ground. He'll rank as a fringe QB1 in most fantasy leagues this week.

Dec 31, 2023 11:39 AM EST


Kyler Murray Feeling Better, Should Play Sunday

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (illness) is expected to play in Week 17 despite being listed as questionable, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Murray had missed back-to-back practices before returning in a limited capacity on Friday, though head coach Jonathan Gannon was clearly optimistic about his quarterback's availability for the Cardinals' penultimate regular-season contest. Murray has impressed over the course of six games this season, accruing 1,305 passing yards, six passing touchdowns, and four interceptions while adding an additional 187 yards and three touchdowns on the ground. He'll rank as a fringe QB1 in most fantasy leagues this week.

Dec 31, 2023 8:34 AM EST


Kyler Murray A QB2 For Week 17

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray heads into Week 17 with a questionable designation due to an illness that kept him out of practice earlier in the week. The Cardinals' official site reports that he returned on Friday as a limited participant, and coach Jonathan Gannon expects him to play. Murray's season has been a tale of dualities -; excelling as the QB1 in half his starts, primarily fueled by his impressive rushing stats, while struggling in passing metrics. Facing the Eagles, who have been vulnerable through the air recently, presents an opportunity for Murray to exploit their 12th-ranked defense against the pass. Fantasy managers can cautiously rely on his dynamic playmaking, and as Murray continues his recovery, optimistic eyes are set on a positive performance in the Week 17 matchup. Assuming he plays, Kyler can safely be viewed as a QB2 for championship week.

Dec 30, 2023 2:42 AM EST


Kyler Murray Questionable To Face Eagles

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (illness) practiced in a limited capacity on Friday and is officially questionable to play against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 17. He had been unable to practice on Wednesday and Thursday, so this latest development should be viewed as a step in the right direction. Nevertheless, Murray's availability for Sunday will depend on his condition and how he feels. Managers invested in his status should stay tuned for the Cardinals' official list of inactives, which will be released 90 minutes before kickoff. If Murray is inactive, rookie Clayton Tune would draw the start in his place.

Dec 29, 2023 4:46 PM EST


Kyler Murray In Street Clothes Thursday

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (illness) was present during the period of practice open to the media on Thursday, but he was in street clothes and it looks like he still has a "holiday bug" that head coach Jonathan Gannon described on Wednesday. Murray has been under the weather this week, but he should return to practice on Friday and play on Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles on the road. Although the Cardinals' signal-caller may be without top wideout Marquise Brown (heel) for a second straight game, he'll have low-end Q1 appeal against an Eagles defense that has been a great matchup for opposing quarterbacks in fantasy this year. The 26-year-old has been a top-12 fantasy QB in the six games he's played in 2023 after getting a late start while recovering from a torn ACL he suffered in 2022.

Dec 28, 2023 3:44 PM EST


Kyler Murray Under The Weather Wednesday

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (illness) has a "holiday bug" and won't practice on Wednesday, according to head coach Jonathan Gannon. However, there isn't any concern about Murray's availability the rest of the week or for the Week 17 game against the Philadelphia Eagles. The 26-year-old signal-caller has enough time to rest up and get his energy back up for Sunday's contest. Murray threw for 230 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions in the Week 16 loss to the Chicago Bears without his top receiver in Marquise Brown (heel) in a tough matchup. He got a late start to the 2023 season while recovering from a torn ACL in his knee, but since making his season debut in Week 10, Murray is averaging 18.2 fantasy points per game, which is tied for 12th at the position this year.

Dec 27, 2023 12:31 PM EST


Kyler Murray With Season-High Two Touchdowns In Defeat

In the Cardinals' 27-16 loss to the Bears, Arizona quarterback Kyler Murray showcased his dual-threat prowess, going 23-for-37 with 208 yards, two touchdowns, and no interceptions. He orchestrated a nine-play, 75-yard drive culminating in a touchdown pass to James Conner late in the second quarter. Notably, eight of the Cardinals' initial nine drives struggled to surpass 30 yards, while Murray's 32 yards on five carries mirrored his weekly rushing average. Operating without top receiver Marquise Brown (heel), Murray faced challenges, yet his two touchdown passes marked a season-high. Looking ahead to Week 17 against the Eagles, Murray's performance may improve with the potential return of Brown, adding an optimistic outlook for fantasy managers. As such, Kyler remains a QB2 for Week 17.

Dec 25, 2023 2:43 AM EST


Kyler Murray A Week 16 Low-End QB2

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray's Week 15 performance presented a mixed bag as he completed 26 of 39 passes for 211 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions, adding 49 rushing yards. Despite a brief absence due to a midsection hit, Murray's return was swift, with his surgically repaired knee unaffected. He struggled as a passer and his rushing prowess couldn't help salvage his fantasy output. In Week 16, facing a Bears' defense that has stifled opposing quarterbacks, Murray enters a challenging matchup. The Bears, ranking seventh in fewest yards per attempt, passing touchdowns, and CPOE allowed since Week 10, pose a formidable obstacle. Fantasy managers must weigh Murray's dual-threat ability against the Bears' defensive prowess when considering starting him in this critical Week 16 matchup. As such, he remains on the low end of the QB2 spectrum.

Dec 23, 2023 3:21 AM EST


Kyler Murray With Mixed Results In Week 15 Defeat

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray completed 26 of 39 pass attempts for 211 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions in the team's Week 15 loss to the 49ers. He also added 49 rushing yards on six attempts. Going up against one of the best defensive units in the league, it was not one of the better outings for Murray or the Arizona offense. On a positive note, Murray did help his team take an early lead before throwing a crucial interception towards the end of the first quarter that shifted momentum back to San Fran. Later in the game, Murray was also able to throw a TD pass to help salvage the mediocre performance. Even though Kyler had to leave at one point due to injury, he later returned and should be good to go for a Week 16 clash against the Chicago Bears.

Dec 18, 2023 3:02 AM EST


Kyler Murray A Low-End QB2 Against San Francisco

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray had a solid showing in the team's Week 13 win against the Pittsburgh Steelers and should be ready to go fresh off the team's Week 14 bye. The matchup, however, isn't a great one, as the Cardinals will take on the San Francisco 49ers, who currently boast the league's top defense. Despite the tough matchup, the possibility exists that the 49ers could be missing up to seven of their defensive players, thereby opening a slight window for Murray. While he isn't a must-sit, Murray has yet to throw multiple touchdown passes in a game and San Francisco has allowed the seventh-fewest fantasy points per game to the position over the last five weeks. Even though Murray's rushing ability gives him a better floor than most, the brutal matchup makes Kyler no better than a low-end QB2.

Dec 16, 2023 2:05 AM EST


Kyler Murray Practices Fully Wednesday

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (thumb) practiced fully on Wednesday ahead of his team's Week 15 matchup against the San Francisco 49ers. Murray's thumb issue is a new one, although it is a positive sign that it did not prevent him from taking part in practice on Wednesday. That being said, his status will be worth monitoring throughout the remainder of the week as the Cardinals gear up to face the 49ers. Rookie signal-caller Clayton Tune is the team's backup and would presumably get the start if Murray can't play, although that doesn't seem to be a concern at this point in the week.

Dec 13, 2023 9:29 PM EST


Kyler Murray With Mediocre Stat Line In Week 13 Upset

Arizona quarterback Kyler Murray completed 13 of 23 passes for 145 yards, one touchdown, and zero interceptions in Sunday's 24-10 Week 13 win over the Steelers. He also had nine rushes for 20 yards. Murray didn't exactly post great numbers, as the Cardinals leaned on the run game more than usual to dispatch Pittsburgh. This game was odd in that it included two rain delays, so the mediocre stat line wasn't unusual. Despite the conditions, Murray led his team to victory and added his sixth touchdown in the campaign. Arizona will be on bye in Week 14 before taking on the 49ers in a tough Week 15 contest, and Murray should maintain his status as a high-end QB2 for that matchup.

Dec 4, 2023 12:14 AM EST


Kyler Murray A Week 13 QB2

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray had a decent fantasy performance in Week 12 against the Rams, but there's a real possibility that trend may not continue in Week 13. In his last three games, Murray's rushing production has propped up his pedestrian passing numbers, as he ranks 30th in passer rating among 40 qualifying quarterbacks. This week's game against the Steelers doesn't bode well for his success either, as Pittsburgh has been one of the best defenses against the pass since Week 9. To that end, Murray will need his rushing production to help keep him in the QB1 territory, and as such, can't currently be ranked any higher than a QB2 with upside.

Dec 2, 2023 4:04 AM EST


Kyler Murray Salvages Day With Rushing Score

Arizona quarterback Kyler Murray completed 27 of 45 passes for 256 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions and added a two-yard touchdown rush in the Cardinals' 37-14 Week 12 loss to the Rams. Murray recorded a passing and rushing touchdown for the 18th time in his career, and his final stat line made for an average fantasy day. Even though Arizona lost, Murray's 10-play 75-yard scoring drive was a thing of beauty and proved he's still a consistent high-end QB2 despite the rough day. Additionally, Murray has thrown for at least 200 yards in every game he's played this year. While his rushing has lagged a bit behind recently, he'll look to turn things around in Week 13 when Arizona hits the road to take on the Steelers.

Nov 27, 2023 2:04 AM EST